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Spaghetti with Fresh Crab, Clams, Mint and Spicy Cherry Tomatoes

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Recommended Wine Pairing(s)
  • Santa Barbara Pinot Noir
  • 1 lb fresh or dried spaghetti
  • 1 lb fresh crab meat, picked and cleaned but leaving meat in large pieces
  • 1 lb fresh, cleaned clams
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, finely sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp dried red pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • Cook spaghetti in large sauce pan.
  • In a large sauce pan, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook 3-4 minutes or until shallots are cooked. Add butter and melt down. Add the tomatoes and dried red pepper to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add clams and white wine. cover pan and let clams open and wine cook down. Add crab meat and mint to sauce and turn off heat.
  • Pour cooked pasta into sauté pan over crab meat mixture, including all the juices on sauté pan. Generously drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over pasta and stir pasta to incorporate crab meat mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve spaghetti in a large, family-style bowl.
  • To clean clams, soak them in a bowl of fresh, clean water for 10-15 minutes prior to cooking.
  • Serves 4.

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